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How do we use our math skills to solve more complex problems?

posted Sep 7, 2017, 9:09 AM by Barbara Fortunato   [ updated Sep 8, 2017, 10:48 AM ]
5: Th 9/7, 7: F 9/8

Today, we'll work on the "Putting It Together" problems from the textbook.  These problems are harder that what you should expect on the first unit test.  These problems will help you practice the topics which will be covered on the Unit 1 test.  See below for the list of topics.
Homework Read through the page  A+ Physics site Regents Math Review which will help you understand what will be on the quiz in a couple days. Stop at the sections on "Vectors and Scalars."  This will not be on the test.   Finally, "finish" sets 1-7 on Unit 1 Syllabus and write down any questions you have on the material.  This assignment will not be collected.  It will just be used to self-assess understanding of the material.  You may just want to try some of the odd numbered problems - answers are found at the back of the book.  The test will be on Tuesday, September 12th.

Unit 1 Test Topics: Measurement (and sig figs), SI Units, metric prefixes (know mega- through micro-), fundamental vs. mixed units, unit conversion (any constants will be given to you, eg. 1 cm = 0.394 in), significant figures, problem solving (shorter than Pulling It Together questions), algebraic manipulation, graphing and graph analysis. Email me if you have any questions.  If you feel you need more support with prefixes, unit conversion, or algebra review, please see the optional Unit 1 Packet.  Ignore the last page on Orders of Magnitude - that will not be tested.